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Aesthetics of cities. City planning and beautifying

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  • Terrain Vagueby PATRICK BARRON; Manuela Mariani

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 59.95

    As planners and designers have turned their attentions to the blighted, vacant areas of the city, the concept of "terrain vague," has become increasingly important. Terrain Vague seeks to explore the ambiguous spaces of the city -- the places that exist outside the cultural, social, and economic circuits of urban life. From vacant lots and railroad... more...

  • Ghent Planning Congress 1913by William Whyte

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    The Ghent congress on town planning was the first genuinely international conference to address all aspects of civic life and design. Attended by representatives of 22 governments and 150 cities, as well as by hundreds of architects, planners, politicians, and scientists, it marked the culmination of a series of events which helped to form the world... more...

  • The Skycourt and Skygardenby Jason Pomeroy

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 55.95

    Population increases, advances in technology and the continued trend towards inner-city migration have transformed the traditional city of spaces into the modern city of objects. This has necessitated alternative spatial and technological solutions to replenish those environments that were once so intrinsic to society?s day-to-day interactions and... more...

  • Gebaute Entfestigungby Cornelia Jöchner

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 107.62

    How does a city become an open city after a long history of being walled? Turin is notable in this regard for two important architectural ensembles: the Superga Basilica and Piazza Vittorio Emanuele. Defortification means destruction as well as the creation of new spaces. The architectural features at the edges of Turin give evidence to... more...

  • Urban Intensitiesby Peter G. Rowe; Har Ye Kan

    Birkhäuser 2014; US$ 64.55

    This book combines the architectural and urban scales to demonstrate that urban intensity determines the success of housing. The authors provide a typology of housing according to the ways in which diversity and density are created. Comparisons with historical models and critical appraisals based on the authors' unique standing give information... more...

  • Squaresby Sophie Wolfrum

    Birkhäuser 2015; US$ 86.09

    Bei jedem städtebaulichen Entwurf, bei jedem Eingriff in die räumliche Struktur öffentlicher städtischer Räume stellt sich die Frage nach der Komposition und den räumlichen Qualitäten von Plätzen. Auf welche Weise sind die wesentlichen Elemente beteiligt: Dimension, Proportion, Ausrichtung, Geschlossenheit, Zugänge, Schwerpunkt- und Randausbildung... more...

  • Urban Design for an Urban Centuryby Lance Jay Brown; David Dixon

    Wiley 2014; US$ 90.00 US$ 78.00

    This book offers a comprehensive introduction to urban design, from a historical overview and basic principles to practical design concepts and strategies. It discusses the demographic, environmental, economic, and social issues that influence the decision-making and implementation processes of urban design. The Second Edition has been fully revised... more...

  • Alternative Visions of Post-War Reconstructionby John Pendlebury; Erdem Erten; Larkham J Peter

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 59.95

    The history of post Second World War reconstruction has recently become an important field of research around the world; Alternative Visions of Post-War Reconstruction is a provocative work that questions the orthodoxies of twentieth century design history. This book provides a key critical statement on mid-twentieth century urban design and city... more...

  • Town Planning for Australiaby George Taylor

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    George Taylor's Town Planning for Australia was the first dedicated book on the subject of urban planning published in Australia. Journalistic and ideological in style, it sets out a robust vision for a specifically Australian approach to planning and development of towns in a young country.  Taylor was a controversial figure, a political activist... more...

  • New Ideals in the Planning of Cities, Towns and Villagesby John Nolen

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    John Nolen?s New Ideals in the Planning of Cities, Towns, and Villages is the most thorough assessment of city planning written by an American practitioner before 1920. It records the interplay of urban reform in Europe and the United States, the rise of the planning expert, the design of new towns, and the technique for directing urban expansion... more...